Ted Shawn’s Cosmic Dance of Siva

Ted Shawn, American modern dancer and choreographer, was a pioneer in developing and fostering the progress of creative male movement. It was in the company Shawn formed, Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, that this innovation expressed itself. In this brief video clip you will also get a feel for how Shawn incorporated influences of Indian culture into his choreography. It was his wife, Ruth St. Denis, who, in fact, introduced Indian-inspired movement to the West. Together they created the […]

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